News & Events – Sept. 25, 2022

Our service times are: 8:00a Traditional Service – 10:30a Contemporary Service
Sunday School is during the 10:30 service.

Everyone going to IGNITE so they can be renewed in Christs love.
All the students and teachers that are participating in the JAM program.
The friends and families who mourn the loss of their loved ones.
People who are looking for a connection to God and others.

ANNUAL COAT DRIVESunday, September 25 – Monday, October 31
Each year in October, Jackson Church Outreach and the Sunbeam Pre-School have a coat drive. We collect gently used coats and jackets.
We need pre-teen, teen and adult (men and women) jackets and coats. The coats will be going to Anchor House Children’s Shelter where they
have children ages 12 -18 and Family Outreach Programs in Trenton and/or Lakewood. Please spread the word and share this information with friends and neighbors. Thank you.

On Sunday, October 2 Jackson Church will be participating in this town celebration. We are looking for volunteers to help at the table handing out information about the programs we have to offer. If you are interested in helping out for a few hours, please let Jessica Short know or call the church office 732-833-8808.

October is World Communion Month
Your donations support racial and ethnic students in achieving their educational goals and transforming communities. Your generosity helps promising young adults to become leaders by providing scholarships, grants, mentoring and training for leadership development. 
Envelopes will be available at church, or you can go to to give online.

THIS WEEK’S WITH PASTOR: Proverbs 27:6; Galatians 2:11–13 
Topic: Friendship, True Friends, Conflict, Reconciliation 
Big Idea of the Message: True friends don’t just tell us what we want to hear but will give us hard truth. Even if we fight with friends, we can
be reconciled and forgive.
Application Point: We will listen to our close friends about hard truths and reconcile when we have conflict.
Discussion Questions: 
What is one thing that stood out to you from this week’s message? 
Have you ever had a fight with a close friend? 
Has someone who loves you ever told you a hard truth? 
Can close friends reconcile? Why? 
How can we reconcile with our friends? 
How can we pray for you? 

Our fall classes will include Art, Cooking, Science and Intro to Guitar. There are still a few spots left so go to our website to sign up today.

Check the JAM website to view all the details!

We are hosting a Grief Share 13-week program. If anyone in need of one of these programs, please email Eileen at [email protected] for more information. These meetings will be held online only.

Call for a tour at 732-833-8808 x.2
Sunbeam Christian Preschool is preparing for our 2022-2023 school year.   We are reintroducing our 2-year-old class for the fall of 2022 with
class offerings on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.   We are still accepting applications for our preschool and pre-kindergarten programs. 
The school offers a unique combination of creative and religious curriculums, uses progressive teaching methods and features a warm and engaging environment where children can learn and grow.

And a little about our newest Staff Members…

Rev. Denise Tiedemann
It is our joy to welcome Rev. Denise Tiedemann as the new pastor of our congregation.

Rev. Denise Tiedemann has been serving United Methodist Church for over 20 years. Most recently she has served as the lead pastor at DeBows UMC, Pleasant Grove UMC in Jackson and FUMC in Farmingdale. Prior to this appointment to she was the lead pastor at Centenary UMC in Lambertville and Linvale UMC in Ringoes. Denise, along with her husband Joe, created Jackson Arts Ministry which serves the Jackson area. This ministry offers excellent, low-cost performing arts and enrichment classes to children of all ages, while building self-esteem and pointing all we do to Jesus Christ. Denise was instrumental as part of a church plant and a church revitalization effort.

Denise loves working with children and has served as the Annual Conference’s Childcare Coordinator. She and her husband Joe have four wonderful children, and she loves being a wife and mom most of all. Her background prior to being a pastor was in theater and music, and she loves giving her best to God and the wonderful churches she’s had the privilege to serve. Her heart for mission has led her to serve with A Future with Hope and the Skainos Project in Belfast. Denise is energized remembering that all of us are created in God’s image and looks to share the life-giving hope of Jesus Christ to as many people as possible.

Samantha Marley
Sam is the director of Sunbeam Christian Preschool and co-director of Anchors Away Summer Camp.  Before joining Sunbeam Christian Preschool as the director, she was one of our substitute assistant teachers.


Tuesday nights from 6:30p-8p
BIBLE STUDY – (On Zoom only)

Email Eileen Triolo at [email protected] for the Zoom invite information.

Wednesday nights
Commit with friends and family to read through the entire bible. We will be reading and discussing the reading (online and in person) on Sunday nights starting in the New Year at 7:00p. Sign-up here. 


Every Sunday from 10:30a-11:3a for ages Pre-K through 5th grade.
Volunteer to help with Sunday School
Make a difference in the life of a child! God might be calling you to be a teach or assistant, we are always looking for a volunteer. The curriculum is easy to teach and provided. Commit to pray for the children and teachers at Sunday School.

WOMEN’S PRAYER AND BOOK STUDYStarting Date is October 5th
Wednesday morning at 10:00a on Zoom only. For more details call Peggy Pilling at 732-370-2120.

CFF – Christian Friends Forever (Special Needs Ministry)
1st and 2nd Mondays of each month at 7:00pm

YOUTH GROUP (6th -12th grade) 6:00p-7:00p
We are very excited to announce that the TNT Youth Group will begin meeting again this coming Sunday, September 25th at 6:00pm!
We will have a pizza dinner, and have some fun activities planned – as well as a devotion to center our hearts on God’s mission for us this season. We are excited to share the calendar for the year and look forward to seeing everyone! There will be a meeting with the parents and children attending the Ignite conference immediately afterwards.
Please see Pastor Tiedemann for the schedule and any questions about our group.

Every Wednesday morning at 8:00a at the Mug Rack.

Sundays at 9:15a
If you like to play an instrument, sing, or want to learn more come check us out and speak to the leader, Eric Drew.


Do you want to serve in an area that makes a lasting difference on someone’s life and the life of our community? We are looking for people with a heart for service to help with our Sunday School and on Sunday mornings as ushers/greeters during worship.
Also, we are looking for caring people to help with our Grief Share Program, as well as, checking in on some of our members who are not able to get out to church. Email Pastor Denise at  [email protected] if you are interested.

Families in need have increased in the last few months.  We are currently in need of the following items:  Spaghetti sauce, crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, beef gravy, peanut butter, jelly, tuna, mashed potatoes, pancake mix, crackers, mustard, mayonnaise, ketchup and cake frosting.
As always gift cards in $20 denominations will be much appreciated.  

DeBows Food Pantry
By appointment only — call 732-928-4475 in advance

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